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Youth Volunteering


Name: Alba Gonzalez Lopez
Age: 23
Alba Gonzalez Lopez
Where do you volunteer?
Hostel International
What inspired you to get involved?
I wanted to get involved to improve my skills and meet new people.
What does your volunteering involve?
I undertake activities working with people who suffer social exclusion, disability groups and cross community groups. We work with these groups through Arts and Crafts.
What skills or qualities are required for your volunteering role?
You need to be friendly, outgoing, creative, energetic, positive and responsible.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering and what has been your highlight?
Helping others, giving up my time and being accepted as a friend were all enjoyable. My highlight was working with the disability association.
Why would you encourage others to become a Millennium Volunteer and what advice would you give them?
I think it is an experience everyone should have, seeing through the eyes of others and understanding the value of your time to others that need it is an incredible journey.